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Maintenance & Car Care / Making an r33 coil loom work in an r32
« on: October 20, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »
So my coil loom was pretty much stuffed.  I looked on trademe and some people wanted like $80 same with nizbits!  So I looked on pick-a-part and saw they had an r33 2500cc. So I whipped out there and grabbed the loom and coil cover for $15.  Score I thought.  Got home ripped out the old loom, well it kind-of just disintegrated, and compared them.  They were of coarse different.  Hurrrrgghhh. So this is how you make them work.

So there are three differences between the looms

1: The r33 loom has 6 pins while the r32 has 7.
The pins in the r33 loom are muddle up while the r32 is consecutive.

Here is a picture of the r33 pin-out.

De-pin both plugs and wire like this using the r32 7-pin plug on the r33 loom.

2:  On the r33 the plug is a 2-pin instead of a 3.  Again trace the earth wire back as far as possible the other two about 1/4 of the way because these have to be cut and soldered as the pins are different.  

Here's a pic of the 33 plug

The white one gets joined to the white one and the black with red tracer wire gets joined to the non-earthed one.

3:  Time to earth everything.  I joined the two new earths to the one original earth to keep it tidy but I don't think it would make a difference how you want to do it.  

Enjoy your d.i.y. coil loom.

This also works for the r33 gtr loom because they are the same as the r32.

Any info on where to get the individual pins would be awesome as it would require less solder and look more tidy.

Picture Post / cefliner's super slow r32 sedan build
« on: October 16, 2011, 10:56:12 PM »
So I picked up a skyline today.  It's an rb20de powered r32 sedan with hicas that is furkin rough but hey it was an alright deal plus it has virtually no rust.

Here are some pics

I have a lot ideas of what I want to do at the moment and will have to give it a bit of thought before a choose one direction.  So here is hopefully the beginning of a successful build thread.

Off-Topic / Importing cars
« on: September 21, 2011, 01:29:29 PM »
Has anyone imported their skyline?  I can't get my head around the combinations of laws.  For example for a car to be registered in NZ it has to pass an emissions test, have a certain grade of fuel economy and have passed frontal impact tests.  I have also heard that they have complete cut-off years.  What confuses me is that if a car is 20 years old or more it is considered classic and can be exempt from emissions tests and the frontal impact requirements does not apply.  It seems an r32 GTR with reasonable k's and of an above average condition would cost about $10,000NZD to land in NZ.  

How hard is it to comply these cars?

Are there massive hidden costs?

Why aren't people bringing r33 GTS-T's over and putting the running gear in their r32's etc?

Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / Power steering problem
« on: September 14, 2011, 10:53:46 PM »
It's about time I take a look at my power steering because it's dodgy as fcuk.

When the power steering reservoir is over-filled the power steering will mostly work but sometimes go hard at no particular wheel position.

When the reservoir is fulled to the correct level the power steering will either work or not work.  When it is not working it will sometimes slowly start working.  If it is working it will remain working until the car is switched off and left for a while, after which it may or may not work.

I have noticed some power steering fluid on the steering rack by the input shaft/steering shaft/drivers side.

Temp fix:
Remove power steering belt and grow some muscles, but I'm worried about the extra stress that is being put on everything and I have a wof coming up at the end of November.

My questions are:
What is the likely cause?  
How do you flush a power-steering system?
Am I doing damage while I'm not running the belt?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Maintenance & Car Care / Lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:11:34 PM »
What's your opinion on lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer?  The bottle says to use it in the motor and gear-box as a 20-50% additive and 100% in viscous diffs.  Has anyone used it?  Would anyone use?  Should anyone use it?  

Also, they do a 75w-90 fully synthetic gear-oil.  I have some ripco 80w-90 crap in at the moment which I hear is no good.  Would it be worth the money to change this for the 75w-90 stuff?

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hi!
« on: July 16, 2011, 08:50:45 PM »
Hey guys and girls.  Just finished a three week motor and gearbox swap.  It's an 89 cefiro that had an rb20e and auto gearbox in it, which I swapped for a 20det and manual box.  It was a great learning curve and the car's a whole lot of fun to drive.  Next will be the certification process.  I live in Auckland and study in town.  I'm pretty keen to get into the scene and think I've driven past some of your meets by Okahu bay a couple of times.  I'll add some picks tomorrow sometime.

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